Flight Training Courses

Stop dreaming and start doing! With flight training courses at Paragon Flight, you can learn new skills and have a great time doing it. Whether you want to fly for fun or pay, we will train you to do so safely and skillfully. We offer traditional and accelerated programs under FAR Parts 141 and 61.

Flight Training CoursesAs an outstanding fight school, Paragon Flight has been repeatedly honored by the AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the leading advocacy group for aviation in the United States. We have locations in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, FA, and LaGrange, GA. Come to Paragon Flight for a bespoke aviation education that suits your situation, goals, and schedule.

Discover the Wonder with a Discovery Flight

A Discovery Flight consists of a “mini” lesson, a tour of the facility, a flight with a Certified Flight Instructor, and a discussion of what your program would look like should you decide to pursue flight training.

The locations of Paragon Flight offer ideal weather for training 300+ days of the year. We operate out of airports with modern facilities, tower-controlled runways, and noncongested airspaces. The locations are all near metropolitan areas where you can find accommodations that suit your style and budget. You can even bring the family and send them to enjoy the attractions while you learn to fly!

Flight Programs Available at Paragon Flight

Personal Flight Pursuits

  • Private Pilot License (PPL) – allows pilots to fly single-engine aircraft in VFR conditions without limitations to visibility.
  • Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) – supplement to pilot license that permits pilots to fly in IFR conditions where they have to use navigation and communication systems and tools
  • Multi-Engine License (MEL) – allows pilots to operate twin-engine planes
  • Cirrus Certified Aircraft Training – permits pilots to fly the Cirrus SR series in VFR conditions
  • Glass Cockpit Training – permits pilots to operate aircraft with Glass Cockpit technology

Professional/Commercial Flight Training

  • Airline/Commercial Flight Training—Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Licenses (CSEL/CMEL) permit pilots to accept pay for their pilot services, such as hauling cargo or transporting passengers.
  • Certified Flight Instructors (I/II/MEI) – allows commercial pilots to train others; pilots must have the credentials that they seek to train others in

Military/Government Flight Training

  • Initial Flight Orientation (IFO) – preparation for basic training in turbine aircraft
  • Single Engine Recurrent Training (SERT) – scenario-based and intended to improve crew performance relative to coordination, cooperation, awareness, and safety
  • Rotary Wing to Fixed Wing Transition Training – helps helicopter pilots with commercial licenses transition to airline pilot positions.
  • Aircraft Transition and Differences Training – supports pilots learning to fly new aircraft with skills and confidence-boosting experiences.

The flight training that we offer takes place in the industry standards for training:

Primary Training:

  • Piper PA “Pilot” – single-engine training
  • PA-44 Seminole – multi-engine training

Specialty Training:

  • Cirrus SR20 – primary training, high-performance endorsements, transition/differences training, rentals
  • ALSIM AL172 Flight Simulator – save money by training without leaving the ground in an ultra-realistic simulator that precisely replicates our training aircraft

The flight training courses you’ll find here at Paragon Flight will start you off on the right course, providing you with best practices and good habits. Click here or reach out via phone to learn more:

  • Fort Myers – (239) 747-0056
  • Punta Gorda – (941) 900-3131
  • LaGrange – (706) 903-9337.